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Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences: hydrocarbons will be the main energy carriers for cars until 2050

September 18, 2017


Hydrocarbons will dominate as energy carriers for most types of vehicles at least until the 2050s. This forecast was voiced at the sixth international energy forum in Lyon by the scientific director of the Institute of Catalysis of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, laureate of the Global Energy Prize 2016 - Valentin Parmon.

"Speaking of hydrocarbons, as well as hydrogen, it must be said that these energy carriers will dominate the energy sector until at least the 2050s, but the structure of energy consumption of fuel will change," the scientist believes. According to him, "there will be a decrease in gasoline due to the use of electric vehicles."

At the same time, according to the academician, "the structure of motor fuel consumption will significantly change in the next decade." "The consumption of gasoline will decrease as being replaced by direct carriers of electricity, including those based on chemically active materials," Parmon said. According to him, "for the production of" green "motor and jet fuels, renewable raw materials, such as plant biomass, will become more widely used."

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